The Montreal World Film Festival, founded in 1977, is one of Canada's oldest international film festivals and the only competitive film festival in North America accredited by the FIAPF. The Festival focuses on various kinds of films from all over the world, while the former features not just international films, but also more of a focus on Canadian films and other North American films. Approximately 385,000 attended the 2008 World Film Festival. Of these, 84% were local filmgoers.
The festival includes a sub-festival of student films.
World Competition. Feature films:
World Competition. Short films:
First Films World Competition:
Documents and Other Requisite Items:
Shipping and brokerage costs of screening copies to and from the Festival are the responsibility of the producer or his agent. This policy applies to films selected and invited by the Festival, as well as those sent to the Festival for consideration.
The Festival will assume insurance responsibility from the time the carrier has delivered the film to the Festival’s offices, until it is returned to the carrier. In the case of damage or loss of a print, the Festival will reimburse an amount not exceeding the value of the print. This rule applies to films selected and invited by the Festival, as well as those sent to the Festival for consideration. If a producer or his agent borrows his print from the Festival for screenings organized outside official Festival screenings, the Festival will not be responsible in case of loss or damage during that period.
Selection Media Type: Blu-Ray, DVD PAL/NTSC
Screening Media Type: HD CAM, DCP, DigiBeta
Audio language: original
National premiere required.
Jury and Organizers
Serge Losique, Festival President
Prior to the beginning of each event, the Festival’s board of directors appoints the juries who hold sole responsibility for choosing which films will receive the blessing of a WFF award. Jurors are chosen from a wide range of international artists, based on their body of work and respect from their peers.
Montreal World Film Festival
1432 rue de Bleury
Canada H3A 2J1
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